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Monday, March 31, 2014

Luck


Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
- Seneca

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

Those who have succeeded at anything
and don't mention luck
are kidding themselves.
- Larry King

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
- Harry Golden

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


Further reading: Maybe So, Maybe Not

Aging With Grace

Get Un-Stuck

Hard Work

Preparation

Persistence

Opportunity

Success

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Serenity in Times of Crisis


Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher 

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things,
then I should have said, "God, why me?"
about the good things that happened in my life.
- Arthur Ashe


All times are times of crisis. Wars, earthquakes, diseases, floods and murders have been constant companions of humankind from the beginning. 300,000 people die each and every single day. Yet against this backdrop, the magnificence of human accomplishment, human love and compassion, and great human happiness plays out each day. Let us marvel, and have infinite gratitude for, the human spirit that towers above the circumstances in which we find ourselves.

Today's affirmation:
I practice non-resistance.
I accept the wisdom of God
in creating the world exactly as it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Serenity Prayer

The Eye-of-the-Storm

Life only appears to be rushing toward us

Grace and Gratitude

Goodness of Life

The Myth of Security

Grace

Inner Peace

Faith

Circumstances



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Having a Plan


If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
- Sun Tzu

Follow what you are genuinely passionate about
and let that guide you to your destination.
- Diane Sawyer

Be resolute in your goals, but flexible in your tactics.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: More thoughts about when to plan, and when not to plan

How To Be Happy Today And Prepare For Tomorrow

Dreams and Goals

Be Unstoppable

The Goal

Life Purpose

Friday, March 28, 2014

Power of Imagination


This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand.
- Albert Einstein

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Imagine peace. Imagine love. Imagine oneness.
Imagine whatever most speaks to your heart.
Whatever you can imagine, you can accomplish.
The canvas of life awaits You -
the painter of your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Our Faith

Magic

Imagination

The Jump is So Frightening

Dream

Create

Imagine

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Opinions


Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
- Marcus Aurelius

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

We see life through the fun-house mirrors of our own point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone believes that their beliefs are the right ones -
that is why they are called beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Stop Anger Before it Stops You

Perspective on the Past

Step Back from the Clamor

Choosing the World You Live In

You are the Window

New Eyes

Perspective

Facts

Opinions

Truth

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Living in Harmony


He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures,
the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations -
each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy,
bound together by cosmic harmony.
- Ruth Bernhard

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas.
That is probably the only way to achieve a measure
of harmony in one's life.
- Napoleon Hill


Harmony (the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole) is one of the qualities of a great life. Let all the aspects of your nature be in harmony with each other, and let your existence be in harmony with all of creation.

Further reading: Balance Your Life

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment

Feel Happier Right Now

Harmonious

Inner Peace

Balance

Timeless


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Being Wrong


The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

It's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong
than to agonize at length and be right too late.
- Marilyn Moats Kennedy

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the
human condition there is no shame in being wrong,
only in failing to correct our mistakes.
- George Soros

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable
to the terror of indecision.
- Maimonides


Further reading: Forgive Yourself

Fear of Striking Out

Love is saying "I feel differently" instead of "You're wrong."

Never Second Guess Yourself

Failure

Alexander Pope

Monday, March 24, 2014

Force


The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Though force can protect in emergency,
only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation
can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo


Further reading: The Oak and the Reeds - a fable by Aesop

Use and Misuse of Power

Don't Struggle

Aesop: Gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail

Live Softly

The Sailboat Metaphor

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gleaning


When you reap the harvest of your land,
you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap,
nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest.
You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger.
- Leviticus 23:22


[My paraphrase: Do not be greedy. gather only what you need.
Leave what you do not need for others to harvest.]

[Definition of "gleaning": collecting leftover crops from a farmer's field after the main harvest.]

The everyday kindness of the back roads
more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
- Charles Kuralt

There is a sufficiency in the world
for man's need but not for man's greed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou 

It is hard to interest those who have everything,
in those who have nothing.
- Helen Keller

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If you are healthy, support those who are sick.
If you have a job, support those who have lost theirs.
If you are strong, support those who are feeble of body or mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

The Least of These

Feed Just One

Opportunity for Kindness

Feeling Down? Help Someone Else

Being an Open Channel

Kindness

Generosity

Mother Teresa

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Create Completion


"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
- William James

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All good projects are brought to a completion.
Let there be good endings, and then new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Stop holding on to the past

Endings and Beginnings

Renewal and Rebirth - The Great Cycle

Beyond the Grief of Divorce - Steps Toward New Beginnings

Congratulate Yourself

Achievement

Completion


Friday, March 21, 2014

Choose Not To Stress


The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness
and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa 

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Dalai Lama


Today's Affirmation:
Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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Further reading: How to Relieve Stress and Lead a Stress-Free Life

Easy and Powerful Ways to Say NO to Stress

Having a Bad Hair Day?

Take Time For Yourself

Find Hope in the Darkest of Days

Let Life be Simple

Stress


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers,
the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,
and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock

For every person who has ever lived,
there has come, at last, a spring he will never see.
Glory then in the springs that are yours.
- Pam Brown

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Flowers are Nature's messengers -
reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Beauty is whatever gives joy

Seeking

Perspective

Beauty is Everywhere

Nature

Flowers

Spring

Beauty

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Beyond the Cloud


Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
- William Arthur Ward

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous


Further reading: The Storm of Life

Dark Days

Coping with the Storms

Clouds

Feeling Discouraged?

The Storm

Positive Attitude


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Your Relationship with Time

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous


Further reading: The Meaning of Time

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life

Urgency

Footprints

Make Time For Yourself

Everything Happens In Its Own Time

Time

Stress

Hurry

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St Patricks Day


May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Traditional Irish Blessing

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing


Further reading: Celebrating Rainbows and Butterflies - the Small Miracles of Our Life

Words of Comfort on the Death of a Loved One

How to be Happier in Life

The Meaning of Life

How to be Happy in Life by Breaking the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering

Spiritual Quotes

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Being of Service


A Single Generosity Enlarges the World.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches
as to conceive how others can be in want.
- Jonathan Swift

Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron


Further reading: Brotherly Love (being of service)

Lighting the Way

Pay It Forward

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable

Quotes about Service

Quotes about Riches 

Quotes about Generosity

Quotes about Helping Others

Bible Quotes on Love

Quotes about Humanity

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mastery of Life


Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most.
- Stephen Covey

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller


Further reading: Living Your Inspired Life

How to Choose Your Life Purpose

Master of My Emotions

Master of My Fate

Meaning of Life

What Matters

Laugh at Life

Life is...

Success

Friday, March 14, 2014

Soar Your Spirit


Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Without change, there would be no butterflies

An Anchor And A Sail

Life is a Song

Need For Approval

Soar

Live Boldly

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Opportunity for Kindness


Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Let Us Be Kind

Brotherly Love

Plant Trees For Your Grandchildren

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

Being Kind

Quotes about Kindness, Compassion, and Generosity

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

An Uncertain World


The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
- Pliny the Elder

Expectations Diminish Joy.
- Anonymous

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Appreciate the Unexpected

Expectations

The Edge of All We Know

An Unknowable Future

Accepting Change

Unexpected

Changing

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Beyond Fear


Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  How to Stop Worrying

Overcoming Fear

Eight Rules for Living Your Greatest Life

Depressed? Laugh!

Fear

Courage

Worrying

Monday, March 10, 2014

Just Smile


Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

Smile and the world smiles with you.
- Anonymous


Inner Smile Exercise:
1. Breath slowly, deeply, and consciously.
2. Close your eyes and set the corners of your mouth in just the slightest smile.
3. Visualize your smile growing larger and larger, and your happiness increasing.

A smile that begins as an effort and a pretense quickly grows to become genuine,
and given time, a habit of happiness. In the words of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."

Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy

No Regrets

Deflect the blows of life

Keep Smiling

Smiling

Being Happy

Inner Peace
  

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Be Curious


Be curious, not judgmental.
- Walt Whitman

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things,
because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Curiosity is one of the main factors that keeps us excited and engaged with life.
Being curious, we look forward to the adventures that lie ahead.
Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Asking Better Questions

Misinformation

Taking the Leap

Eternity

Adventure

Questions

Courage

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Social Mask


We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

Our greatest pretenses are built up
not to hide the evil and the ugly in us,
but our emptiness.
The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
- Eric Hoffer


Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
- Elbert Hubbard

Recognize the extent to which you hide your true nature from the world.
Consider revealing more of your true self.

Further reading: How to Be Yourself

How To Not Care What Others Think

Need For Approval

Reveal

Mask

Truth

Society


Friday, March 7, 2014

Enjoy the Journey


It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Look deep into nature, and then
you will understand everything better.
- Albert Einstein

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is a Journey - Enjoy the Journey.
Life is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Choosing to Love Life

Be Flexible

Simple Pleasures

Traveler

Loving Life

Travel

Enjoy Life

Goal

Life Purpose

Thursday, March 6, 2014

One World


All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
- Francois Fenelon

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

The reason why the world lacks unity,
and lies broken and in heaps,
is because man is disunited with himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
- Winston Churchill

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Never succumb to the notion that others are less important
based on their place of birth.
All of humanity are our brothers and sisters.

Further reading: War

Learning From History

Community

Unity

Oneness

World

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Shouting


Speak when you are angry -- and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another -
until we speak quietly enough so that our words can
be heard as well as our voices.
- Richard M. Nixon

When in doubt or danger, run in circles,
scream and shout.
- Laurence J. Peter

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus


Further reading:  Stop Anger Before It Stops You

Frustration

Restraint

Moderating the Anger Response Through Training

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.

Anger

Wisdom

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What is a Home?


A house is not a home unless it
contains food and fire
for the mind as well as the body.
- Benjamin Franklin

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can go as we are
and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

Home is where the heart is.
- Pliny the Elder

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Joy at Home

Family Love

Family Time

The Nature of Family

Mind

Safety


Monday, March 3, 2014

Not Good Enough?


Perfectionism is not a quest for the best.
It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves,
the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough.
- Julia Cameron

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don't let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.
- Marilu Henner

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

None of us is perfect - and that's OK.
Life is not about perfection - or a quest for perfection.
Life is about enjoying what we have - for as long as we have it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Never let anyone tell you that you "aren't good enough."

Further reading: When is Your Best Good Enough?

Not Good Enough quotes

Aesops Fables: The Miller, His Son, and the Ass

Need For Approval

Perfectionism

Others

Being Yourself

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Why?


Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan


Further reading: Why Me?

Question Your Questions

Why Live?

Knowing Yourself

Profound Questions

Time

Questioning

Revelation


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Bored With Life?


Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time;
serenity, that nothing is.
- Thomas Szasz

When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.
- Eric Hoffer

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

If you're bored with life - you don't get up every
morning with a burning desire to do things -
you don't have enough goals.
- Lou Holtz

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

For those who are bored with life,
the path to happiness almost always comes
through service to the less-fortunate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Nothing to look forward to?

Overcome Being Negative

Break Old Patterns of Action

Discipline

Be Unstoppable

Setting Goals - Taking Action

Life Purpose

Being Happy

Serenity

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